Here’s a beautiful statement from Julian Bradley.
When we feel the most divided, it’s important to remember what unites us. When Colin Kaepernick sits for the national anthem, he sees a country that once embraced slavery. He sees a country that denied the full rights of citizenship to blacks, American Indians, and women. He sees a country that is still working toward racial equality.
When I stand for the anthem I stand for a country that cast off slavery. I stand for a country that celebrates the diversity of our citizenry. I stand for a country, that yes, is still working toward racial equality – precisely because we are a country that deems equality worth working toward. I stand for the men and women that have fought and died to protect this great American idea.
American values are not the problem – they are the solution.